what is my rooster? leghorn or...?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cream puff, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can anyone tell me what he is? He's a really good rooster, takes good care of his hens (he was going to be dinner) he has selected 5 hens who follow him faithfully and he feeds them, breaks off pieces of bread and clucks for them to eat. I'm keeping him because he's such a good roo. I thought he was a leghorn?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pinkish/white skin and red earlobes means he's a White Orpington.
     
  3. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought Orpingtons were big? Around the size of an Australorp? He's half the size of my Ausies.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Where did he come from? How old is he?

    I agree the white skin points to Orpington, but the body shape is off for that breed. and depending on age, he should be larger....

    He's not a Leghorn, though. they have yellow skin/legs, enamel white earlobes and are lighter bodied.
     
  5. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's about 8 months old, no spurs yet, he might be a mix but I'm not sure of what, he was given to me.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on donrae's post.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 3 Donrae's post
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    x4
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    May be a White Orpington, or a mix.
     
  10. showinbirds

    showinbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he's a mix.
     

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